Native to U.S.
Small tree rounded outline, somewhat pyramidal in youth, drooping branches. Slow growing plant.
Like full sun to part shade, and prefer moist well drained, slightly acid soil.
Medium size tree for lawn, park, golf course, or street.
Alternate, simple, 2 to 5 inches long. Oval-lanceolate shape, leaf margin, acuminate apex and rounded or heart shape base. Yellow fall color.
Buds are imbricate, small .125 to .25 inches long, narrow ovate, pointed or finely downy. Green to brown color. Scales longitudinally striate.
Grayish brown, Often broke into narrow longitudinal strips.
Monoecious.Male catkins usually grouped in 3 and visible in winter. Each about 1 inch long. Female are visible in April.
.33 inches long nut(let), hairy, ovate.
Seed; warm then cold treatment.